Vilonia economics students take home top honors

Vilonia Jr. High Economics students, under teacher Michael Slicer, competed in the Fall 2013 Arkansas Stock Market Game bringing home first and second place wins.

In this real-world simulation, groups of students are asked to cooperatively invest $100,000 electronic dollars in the Stock Market.

The following students placed first in the junior high division with a portfolio that grew almost $25,000. Group members were: Julius Price, Bailee Jo Thorn, Kassie Williams and Evan Moix.

Taking second place in the state junior high division, with a portfolio that grew almost $20,000, were: Hailey Bainter, Dilia Barrera, Bailey Bradley, Nichole Lee, Abby Smith and Sarah Kinnison.The Stock Market Game was a 10 week long simulation that students completed at school as well as outside of school. The students competed against many schools, maybe 20 different junior highs, however, there were 100 different teams competing against each other from the estimated 20 schools.

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